Report: Ronald Koeman wants Hakim Ziyech at Everton

Southampton's Sam McQueen and FC Twente's Hakim Ziyech in action

The Moroccan international has been in excellent form.

Southampton's Sam McQueen and FC Twente's Hakim Ziyech in actionSouthampton's Sam McQueen and FC Twente's Hakim Ziyech in action

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is said to be keen on signing FC Twente midfield maestro Hakim Ziyech – according to De Telegraaf.

The Dutch paper reports that Koeman is a big fan of the player and is hopeful of bringing him to Goodison Park this summer.

However, a move for his services will not be straightforward. The same report claims that Ajax currently have an offer on the table for the player and that Frank De Boer also wants him at Inter Milan.

Southampton's Sam McQueen and FC Twente's Hakim Ziyech in actionSouthampton's Sam McQueen and FC Twente's Hakim Ziyech in action

Premier League teams have been linked with Ziyech’s signature for some time now – with Everton’s name not new on the list of apparently interested clubs.

But with Koeman at the helm there is little doubt that Ziyech is a player who makes sense for Everton.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

He had a blistering 2015-16 campaign with the Eredivisie club, scoring 17 goals in 33 games from the midfield.

But Twente have had to deal with some serious financial trouble recently and Ziyech appears ready to depart.

Everton have so made three new signings for the first-team, with Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams all arriving for Koeman’s first season in charge.

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